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Explaining the Role and Importance of the Chief Data Officer

In this contributed article, tech writer Linda Gimmeson discusses how many companies have decided to create a new executive position to handle big data duties: the Chief Data Officer (CDO). Being a new position, CDOs certainly have their work cut out for them, particularly because their duties and roles have yet to be clearly defined. Some organizations even believe they don’t need one at all. With this in mind, it’s best to examine why a Chief Data Officer is so important and what role they can play within an organization.